Rishikesh also is known as “Yoga capital of the world” lies in the state of Uttrakhand. Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas along with the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga River. Is well known as a tourist attraction. This place is gifted with scenic picturesque beauty which really helps the mind to settle down and relax in peace. Other than that Rishikesh is also a place for adventure junkies. Because one can perform various adventure sports like White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Flying Fox, and Mountain Biking among others. One can also go for trekking here because it is the gateway to various Himalayan ranges and then camp there. One can go to the various ashrams located here and rediscover their lost soul and their peace of mind. For all the Beatles fan there is an ashram which was visited by the Beatles in 1968 which was later renamed after the Beatles it is a hotspot for every Beatle fan that resides in India. Other than that one can undertake various activities here.
Fun activities one can do in Rishikesh-
River rafting is hands-down one of the best activities one can do here. It is also said that it might also be one of the best endeavours in India. One will shiver while rafting in the cold water but can also enjoy the amazing scenic beauties. The rafting site has a lot of professionals one that will teach you how to raft take care of safety and set up everything from equipment right up to your snacks once you’re done. If one goes to Rishikesh and doesn’t experience this that means he has done nothing here.
Cliff jumping is yet another famous activity that one can do in Rishikesh
It is said that people generally undertake this activity once they’re done with river rafting. Although it’s considered one of the most thrilling water sports it’s basically just jumping into the rover from a huge height. This is also one of the top things one can do in Rishikesh.
Bungee jumping is one of the most extreme adventure sport but its one of the best ones to it gives you the adrenaline rush that no other adventure sport can provide you with. So basically a person is tied with bungee and then he just jumps off a very huge height. The person falls free and bounces here and there then the moment stops and the person is slowly steadily lowered down in the water. Sometimes to increase the intensity people think about jumping from hot air balloons, etc.
Yoga and meditation has become highly popular amongst Indians and as well as amongst foreigners. It has become a popular science for curing Physical, Mental and Emotional Illness and also for achieving Spiritual Strength. Yoga is known as the ”yoga capital of the world”. People come to Rishikesh to gain the knowledge of very old yoga and by frequently practice yoga they keep themselves healthy. Other than what’s better than meditating in the foothills of Himalaya with all the exciting views and the cool fresh air. People can take yoga courses here for the betterment of their minds. Rishikesh yoga ashram offers a lot of them. There’s a tour which is for 6 nights and 7 days that offer everything .
Jadh ganga trek-
Despite humans destroying nature and spoiling all sites of natural beauty. This area has maintained its natural raw beauty. Fast-flowing streams, beautiful landscapes and pristine glaciers. This is one of the most strenuous and difficult treks in North Uttarakhand. This is one of the best treks one can undertake in India and if one decides to further continue on the path of the trek he can go to Mana Pass and Saraswati Tal and finally terminating the trek at Badrinath Temple.
This is very tiring yet an experience no one can forget.
Other than that Rishikesh has A lot to offer. One can visit the temples here, go to different points to get exhilarating views, go shopping , etc. It’s a place every adventure lover should visit.